The BBC have asked Xbox’s Phil Spencer why there was no mention of VR during the recent E3 presentation, as the Xbox One X had previously been linked to the technology.
“This show right here was about consoles, it’s about great games, that’s what is important to us,” said Phil. “But we are great believers in mixed reality, and mixed reality on the PC is something we are focused on, we are building first party games, and our mixed reality platform with our partners is continuing to be rolled out.”
You’ll note that Phil talks about mixed reality rather than virtual reality, as Hololens is AR rather than VR.
“Will Xbox ever be the place for VR gaming?” asked the BBC.
“I don’t get a lot of questions about console and mixed reality in the living room,” said Phil. “Their are issues with my TV being across the room, cables hanging, when I’m on my PC I am closer to my PC and that seems a more user friendly scenario today. But I will say we are all learning, the work that Sony is today is great, Oculus, HTC, all about learning what mixed reality can be and we’re just getting traction on the developer side.”
So in short, don’t hold you breath if you want VR on Xbox. It’s a little odd that they “don’t get many questions” about this sort of thing when they demoed Minecraft on Hololens in 2015 and it looked pretty awesome.